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Lot 3842

1858-C $5 Liberty. PCGS graded MS-62. Only 38,856 minted. Well struck and mostly untoned. Some mint luster visible. Pop 4; none finer at PCGS. The 1858-C is a relatively obtainable issue in all grades but that does not mean it is common in Mint condition, not by a long shot! Mint State pieces are highly prices and when available, tend to be clustered around MS60 or MS61 level. This is one of only 4 known MS62s in PCGS encapsulations. The striking details are prominent for their sharpness on most of the stars and only of the eagle's feathers. There is minor weakening in the denticles on the obverse, while the reverse design elements along the rim are complete. The fields are bright and slightly reflective. The only significant surface marks are a few rough spots before the neck on the neck of Liberty; otherwise there are no flaws, streaks, or bumps. In short, a very respectable coin in this high grade. If you have allotted yourself only one C or D mint gold coin purchase out of this sale, then we suggest the character of the present 1858-C half eagle makes it a good candidate for such a purchase (PCGS # 8277) .
Estimated Value $16,000 - 18,000.

Realized $16,100

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